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Busia fishermen in Kenya hit by Covid-19 impact by Dun Okinyo June 29, 2020   |  Source : The Star  | Copyright : The Star 2020

Fishermen in Sio Port in Busia County are among the worst Kenyans affected by the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis. The fishermen who conduct their trade along the shores of Lake Victoria and sell their fish in major towns including Nairobi sa...

Indonesian fishermen held by Malaysia for encroaching Sarawak waters June 29, 2020   |  Source : Malay Mail  | Copyright : 2020, Malay Mail, All Rights Reserved.

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) today announced its first arrest, involving five Indonesian fishermen for encroaching Sarawak waters in Mukah, since it ceased using the ‘turn back’ approach on encroachers. MMEA Sarawak director, M...

New scientific training programme on sustainable fisheries launched under the auspices of UNESCO June 29, 2020   |  Source : India Education Diary  | Copyright : IndiaEducationDiary ,2020

Funded by the Government of Iceland and run in partnership with UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), the Fisheries Training Programme promotes the sustainable use and management of living aquatic resources in less developed countri...

Free training initiative in New Zealand targets growth for industries in recovery from lockdown June 29, 2020   |  Source : Scoop  | Copyright : Scoop Media

The Government of New Zealand recently announced a free training initiative through the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) and Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) is providing a range of courses, as well as the benefit of accommodation b...

Bangladesh braced to receive thousands of returnee migrant workers, also in agriculture and fisheries by Shehab Semon June 29, 2020   |  Source : Arab News

Bangladesh is bracing itself to receive home hundreds of thousands of migrant workers laid off in their host countries due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, the Bangladeshi minister of foreign affairs, told Arab New...

Bangladesh ferry with 100 passengers sinks; at least 31 dead June 29, 2020   |  Source : AP

A river ferry carrying about 100 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel, killing at least 31 people, officials said. A rescue operation was underway, but it was not clear how many people were missing. The ...

COVID-19 reveals vulnerability of small-scale fisheries to global market systems: researchers by Christopher J Knight, Theresa L U Burnham, Elizabeth J Mansfield, Larry B Crowder, Fiorenza Micheli June 29, 2020   |  Source : The Lancet  | Copyright : 2020 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an Open Access article under the CC BY 4.0 license

Seafood consumption provides nutrients linked to reductions in malnutrition and disease for nearly half the global population. Almost half of the world’s seafood comes from small-scale fisheries (SSFs), which also employ 90% of the world’s fishers ...

Billion-dollar worry for Indian seafood exporters to China by Rajesh Abraham June 29, 2020   |  Source : ENS  | Copyright : newindianexpress.com 2020

Calls to boycott Chinese products have left the Indian seafood exporters fearing retaliation even as the military standoff between the two neighbours threatens to derail economic ties. With China being the second biggest market for seafood exports from In...

COVID-19 leads to possible food crisis in Cambodia by Tamanna Dahiya June 29, 2020   |  Source : OneWorld South Asia  | Copyright : 2020 Virtus Media Pte., Ltd. (Khmer Times)

In Cambodia, where a large part of the economy is dependent on fisheries and agricultural food processing, COVID-19 has deeply impacted the industry resulting in reversing the developments related to SDG 8 of decent work and economic growth with respect t...

UN agencies warn millions may slide into extreme poverty in the Caribbean due to COVID-19 June 29, 2020   |  Source : Jamaica Observer  | Copyright : 2013 Jamaica Observer

Two United Nations agencies have warned that millions of people may slide into extreme poverty and hunger in 2020 in Latin America and the Caribbean due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) impact. In a joint report, “Preventing the COVID-19 crisis from bec...

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